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Welcome to our Governors’ section.


Please find below details of how our Governing body is structured, including the names, categories, responsibilities and terms of appointment for each Governor.

The Governing body at John T. Rice Infant and Nursery School work incredibly hard to support and challenge the school's leadership team. This support helped to secure a Good from OFSTED in 2018 and provides a healthy level of challenge to move the school forward.


Meet the Governing body!


Picture 1 Headteacher Mrs Shelley Bennett
Picture 2 Co-opted Chair of Governors Mr Dave Randall
Picture 3 Staff Governor Mrs Amanda Jones
Picture 4 Parent Governor Mrs Danielle Chadwick
Picture 5 Parent Governor Mrs Emma Wilson
Picture 6 Co-opted Governor Mrs Charlotte Marshall
Picture 7 Co-opted Governor Ms Julie Brockerton

About our Governors:




Mr Dave Randall (Co-Opted Governor)


Chair of Governors, Chair of Finance & Personnel Committee, Safeguarding Governor, GDPR Link Governor

Mr Randall has been Chair of Governors at our school for the last three years, and before that served as Vice Chair. He has sat on our Governing Body for seven years in total, and is also the Chair of the Finance & Personnel committee. He is trained in Safer Recruitment, Safeguarding, Child Protection, GDPR, head teacher appraisals, and has extensive experience in both finance, HR and business management. He loves being at the school, and is often found manning the sweet stall with Miss Haining on event days. Mr Randall works with many Primary and Infant Schools in Nottinghamshire, Sheffield and South Yorkshire, providing ICT support, and spends his spare time with his family going to the cinema, playing chess, and of course playing Fortnite with his 11 year old son. 



Mrs Shelley Bennett (Head Teacher)




Mrs Bennett joined the school in April 2018 as the Headteacher and it is her first Headship. She worked as a Deputy Head teacher at Crescent Primary School in Mansfield for 7 years prior to taking up Headship. She is passionate about learning and relishes the opportunity to serve the children, parents and staff at John T. Rice Infant school.  During the weekends and holidays, Mrs Bennett loves walking her chocolate Labradors and spending valuable time with her family. Together with that, her hobbies include collecting pets (much to her husbands dismay!), horse riding, reading and trying to keep fit!


Mrs Danielle Chadwick (Parent Governor) 




Finance & Personnel committee, Strategic Development Committee, SEN and Inclusion, Pedagogy and Skills, Website Conformity

Mrs Chadwick joined the the governing body 2 years ago. She is the link governor to SEN and inclusion as well as the link governor for pedagogy and skills and for website conformity. She also works at John T Rice as a MDSA, andi is also a student Teaching Assistant within the school. In her spare time she does Scouting at 1st Clipstone Scouts which she is a Cub Section assistant leader. Mrs Chadwick is also a mum to four children, one of whom attends John T Rice. Her interests include football, camping, swimming and spending time with her family.



Mrs Amanda Jones (Staff Governor)

Mrs Jones has been a governor for five years and has recently become the staff representative. In school she is a class teacher and the SENDCO having passed her National SEN Award in December 2017. Mrs Jones has taught in many different settings but her passion is for early years teaching and teaching children with additional needs. She firmly believes in the inclusion of all children.

Mrs Jones is married to Paul and has two dogs. In her spare time she loves dog walking, gardening, yoga and Tai Chi.


Mrs Charlotte Marshall (Co-Opted Governor)

Charlotte Marshall has been a governor at John T Rice since 2014, she is the chair of the Strategic Development and general purposes committee. Starting out as a parent governor Charlotte is now a co-opted governor, she is a qualified nursery nurse she's worked in the education system in nurseries attached to schools for many years. She’s a full time mother with 7 children age ranging from 23-2 years old, with two of her children having experienced learning at John T Rice. Charlotte enjoys caravan holidays, spending time with her family and friends, reading and watching Movies.


Mrs Emma Wilson (Parent Governor)

I have lived local to John T Rice for as long as I can remember, I have a son in Green class and a daughter who attends Holly Primary. I am a full time working mum within education and have worked as a Teaching Assistant for the last 9 years. I specialise in SEN and have worked with children who have additional needs. I have a keen interest within education and wanted to deepen my knowledge by becoming a parent governor. I believe that children thrive if they feel secure and confident within their learning environment.



Mrs Julie Brockerton  (Co-Opted Governor)






Julie is the current head teacher at Jacksdale Primary School, and brings a wealth of knowledge to our board in regards to curriculum and school management.  She is well versed in Safeguarding, safer recruitment, HR and finance, and both her children attended John T Rice.